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Obituary: Phyllis Eileen Pajari


June 12, 2020

Phyllis Eileen Pajari, 79, of Cloquet passed away April 7, 2020 in her home.

She was born on May 18, 1940 in Duluth.

Phyllis graduated from Cloquet High School in 1958. She was employed at Conwed for 10 years and then sold pull tabs for 19 years in the Cloquet area. Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her significant other, Bernie Grindle, camping and fishing. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her grandparents; her mother, Elsie Davidson; her sister Geraldine Mattinen; brother in-law, Carl Mattinen, and significant other, Bernie Grindle.

She is survived by her daughters, Dawn Pajari, Tracy Pajari and Jody (Jeremy) Pozniak; her sons, Mark and Craig Pajari; her sister Peggy (Don) Jacobson; her brothers, Terry (Mary) Davidson and Delvin Davidson; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her two cats, Alfie and Emma.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Thursday, June 25 at Nelson Funeral Care. Inurnment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, visit the guestbook at


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